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From Old French encloyer, encloer (“to drive in a nail”), from Medieval Latin inclavare, from Latin in- + clavus (“nail”).
accloy (third-person singular simple present accloys, present participle accloying, simple past and past participle accloyed)
- (transitive, obsolete) To drive a nail into a horseshoe; to lame.
- (transitive, obsolete) To overfill; to fill to satiety; to stuff full.
- (transitive, obsolete) To clog, clog up; to block.
- 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.vii:
- At the well head the purest streames arise: / But mucky filth his braunching armes annoyes, / And with vncomely weedes the gentle waue accloyes.
- (transitive, archaic) To be disgusting to.